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Biman to resume Doha flights from September 7

  • Published at 05:26 pm September 3rd, 2020
A Bangladesh Biman plane at Hazrat Shahjalal International AirportRajib Dhar
File photo of a Bangladesh Biman plane on tarmac at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka Rajib Dhar/Dhaka Tribune

Biman had suspended their flights to Doha on March 9 following the Gulf state’s decision to ban travellers from Bangladesh

Biman Bangladesh Airlines has decided to resume operating flights on the Dhaka-Doha-Dhaka route from September 7.

Tahera Khondoker, deputy general manager (public relations) of Biman, confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune on Thursday.

She said flight details and other safety issues will be released in the afternoon.

Also read- Biman suspends international flights till Sept 15

On March 9, the state run airlines had temporarily suspended all flights to Qatar following the Gulf state’s decision to ban travellers from Bangladesh.

Since March 21, the Civil Aviation Authority, Bangladesh, or CAAB, had shut down all domestic and international flights, in an effort to contain the spread of Covid-19 in the country.

On June 1, CAAB permitted operation of all domestic flights maintaining social distancing and following health guidelines, and international flights resumed on June 16.

Also Read- Biman flights to Qatar cancelled over coronavirus

On August 25, Biman again extended the suspension of all international flights – except to Dubai, London, and Kuala Lumpur – till September 15.

Biman said flights to Kolkata, Delhi, Kuwait, and Manchester will remain suspended till September 30.

The UAE government has also independently cancelled flights from Dhaka to Abu Dhabi until further notice from them.

The shortage of passengers forced Biman to cancel its flights on all domestic routes as well, except to Chittagong, Sylhet, and Syedpur.